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Old 10-05-2011, 04:38 AM   #1
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I parked my TT in our storage lot for the winter. The ground is just a big grass field. When I left it, I put the landing gear down, each jack foot on a short piece of 2x6.

Is this a good way to leave the TT for the winter? Should the gear be up or down? Does it matter?



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Old 10-05-2011, 04:59 AM   #2
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I can't see that it would be a problem. I assume you are talking about the scissor jacks.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:50 AM   #3
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i keep mine down all the time
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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Other than being a nice ladder for mice, I don't see any harm.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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Well...how level is the ground there and how windy can it get there? There were some rvs stored at our local fairgrounds and a strong gust front come through in the spring and tipped a few of the rvs over. They did not have the jacks down, where as the ones that did have jacks down did not tip. You could also get some patio stones to place under the pads as well. I put my jacks down every time I come home, use wheel chocks and BAL tire chocks as well, but it does get windy here in Illinois.



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Old 10-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #6
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Ground is level, and I'm protected from wind by all the other RVs. My main concern was potentially the air pressure droping in my tires and over-loading the jacks. I'll make it a point to regularly check up on the tire pressure during the winter to avoid this problem.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #7
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I leave my jacks down just in case a tire goes flat a jack costs a lot less than a tire and mounting. I put the nose down a little set rear jacks and raise just above level. If I had stabilizers the type that come down at an angel i might not do this. My jacks are 7,000 lb jacks not the factory light one.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:35 AM   #8
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Most crank down jacks are rated for more combine weight than your camper would weigh.Most,but not all are around 5000 lbs each.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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Use plastic cutting boards you see in the kitchens. They are light but sturdy and do a good job under the jacks. I even used them under my motorhome leveling jacks with no problems. Then, take an old pair of nylons stockings or legs from panty hose, stuff moth balls in them and tie them around the jack at the smallest point like a collar.
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would it be a good idea to leave the vents open a crack when storing indoors (non-heated) to prevent condensation build up?



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I would certainly leave vents open some for ventilation while storing. I recommend vent covers too. The plastic dome type.
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I have a maxx air on my bathroom vent but my other 2 are rain sensing so I didn't cover them. I was planning on opening all the vents an inch and one rear window and bedroom window an inch as well.
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would it be a good idea to leave the vents open a crack when storing indoors (non-heated) to prevent condensation build up?


If you have inside storage, why not open "all" the windows a little plus a overhead vent. That is what I do with mine. Also, I leave the door open with the screen door closed.

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:55 AM   #14
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with the exception of the leaving the front door open, I could open all the windows. I will be storing it at a storage facility about 50 miles from me. Its pretty secure (I have stored my truck there already) but I'd feel better leaving it locked up. Thanks.



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A trick I use on my boat that I am also going to use in the camper.....I purchase the calcium chloride pellets that look like tiny moth balls, put them in a large plastic colander, then put the colander on top of a bucket. It will draw moisture out of the air for several weeks. The bucket will end up with a gallon or more of water in it. The pellets can be replaced any number of times during the winter. Another thing you might want to try is open buckets of charcoal. They will help to keep down odors.
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